Dear Friends of PSR Philadelphia / Pennsylvania,

Happy New Year! We thank you for your long-standing and dedicated support.

January 2020
PSR PA invites you to volunteer with us!
In 2019...
We held 3 PA statewide Health-Check Ups to educate about the health impacts of fracking. We continued our decades long youth violence prevention work. We helped bring parents of children with cancer to Harrisburg who confronted PA Governor Wolf with the real impacts of fracking, prompting him to invest $3 million in researching its health effects .

We could not have accomplished this without our volunteers.
In 2020... we ask you to join us!

Whether you are newly retired, between jobs, building your career, or juggling as much of life as you can keep in the air - we can find a place for you to volunteer at PSR Phila / PA. Opportunities include a wide range of positions - including public speaking, providing testimony, clerical tasks, event tabling, conducting research, writing blogs or twitters - please consider sharing your time to help us.

Please fill out this volunteer application if you are interested in getting involved in PSR - Volunteer Application (Click here)!

Updates on PSR
Cancer and Environment Meeting
PSR representatives, Dr. Ned Ketyer and Laura Dagley, attended a Cancer and Environment Meeting on December 4th. Originally, the group explored research on the impact of the environment on cancer risk. The group is now focusing on education of healthcare professionals of these risks. They are working to create educational materials for HCPs and their patients.
PSR PA 40th Anniversary Celebration!
On Sunday, December 8th PSR PA celebrated our 40th Anniversary at the gorgeous and historic Oaks Cloister in Germantown. It was a magical evening in what is certainly one of Philadelphia's most beautiful homes. The event for PSR supporters allowed us to reminisce about four decades of activism and accomplishment. We heard from our own Tammy Murphy and Corey Davis and recognized Pennsylvania politicians, whose environmental work has helped protect the public health of all Pennsylvanians. 
Click here to read more!
Fire Drill Fridays with Jane Fonda: Climate and Health
On December 19-20, PSR PA joined forces with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments and Jane Fonda for a Fire Drill Friday in Washington DC! The Fire Drill Friday, hosted on December 20, focused on health and climate change. 60 nurses attended wearing white lab coats and red berets. 138 people were arrested, including 12 nurses, Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Sandra Steingraber, and PSR PA's Medical Outreach Coordinator Laura Dagley, RN!

The demands of Fire Drill Fridays are modeled after the youth climate strikers and call for a Green New Deal, respect of indigenous land, environmental justice and more!
Click here for more information about the Fire Drill Friday movement.
Heat Pump and Induction Stove Grant
PSR PA was recently awarded a Heat Pump and Induction Stove grant from PSR National! It will be used to discuss the health benefits from switching from gas to electric which is increasingly being considered by enlightened cities. Philadelphia owns its own fossil gas company. If we are to move away from gas heat, we need to electrify our homes and switch to heat pumps and electric induction stoves. If you have experience with heat pumps and induction stoves, please share your thoughts at [email protected]
In Mourning for 173 Victims of Flight 752
Community Events
1. Abolish Nuclear Weapons
When: Sunday, January 19, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Philadelphia Ethics Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Greater Philadelphia Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom for a showing of the film presentation titled The Beginning of The End Of Nuclear Weapons . The film will discuss how the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into being. Click here for more information!
2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Nonviolent Action. Ignite Peace!
When: Monday, January 20, 12:00 PM

Join the Brandywine Peace Community on Martin Luther King Day at Lockheed Martin. We will continue to support the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (UN Nuclear Ban Treaty, and to hold Lockheed Martin, the U.S.’s chief nuclear weapons contractor, in violation of the treaty. We will place a Notice of UN Treaty Prohibition at Lockheed Martin and, through our presence and insistence, push for adherence to the treaty. Click here for more information!
PSR Blogs
UPDATE: Gov. Wolf Responds! ~ Grant Maxfield

On November 18th, PSR PA and our partners confronted Gov. Wolf and other members of the state government in a day of action that culminated with a press conference outside the governor's office. On November 22nd Governor Wolf announced that for the first time ever, Pennsylvania will invest $3 million in researching the health effects of fracking. Click here for more information!
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